Friday, 22 April 2011

Ghana earn late draw to stay alive in AYC

Defending champions Ghana scored late to earn a 1-1 draw with Gambia in their 2011 African Youth Championships at the Dobsonville Stadium on Thursday.
The Black Satellites were two minutes away from elimination from the tournament before Richmond Boakye popped up to equalise and leave Orlando Wellington’s side with a slim chance of reaching the semifinals.
Gambia took the lead through Baboucarr Jammeh midway through the first half and looked as though they would hold on for a famous win.
But the draw means they now have just one point from their two matches to date and they must now beat Nigeria in their final game on Sunday and hope that Cameroon get at least a draw against Ghana at the same time.
Ghana must get a big win against Cameroon and hope that either Nigeria and Gambia draw, or that Gambia get a narrow win.
The positions in the group stages are determined by goal-difference first, then greater number of goals scored and finally a head-to-head.

SOURCE: African Football

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